Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Adrienne is new to the garden.  It is blooming today, May 29 2013.  There is not much of a sweet fragrance from this flower.  The flower, however is gorgeous. There are large pedals on a simple flower.  This year there are two blossoms.  The plant is very healthy.  The single flowers are held high above the main body of the plant.  Adrienne is replacing a rose that did not make it thorough the winter.  The rose was healthy in the fall, hilled to protect it from the cold winter, but it did not survive.  The peony will need much less work to look after, and look just as great.  Breeders of peonies are working on plants that are design to look like a rose.  Peonies are so much easier to take care of.
There will be many more peonies to see in the new garden this year.  Many of the plants that came up last year, but did not bloom, will all be blooming this year.  Stay tuned to this blog to view all of the different flowers in the garden.

Ezra Pound 2013

Ezra Pound was the second peony plant to bloom this year.  This is a lovely plant.  The flower is large and has a smell like a rose.  The flower closes at night, and opens again during the day.  This is a tree peonies and is just spectacular.  This year there is three blossoms.
 The purple high lites really bring this flower to life.  Next year this plant will be stronger and have more flowers.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Roselette 2013?

Here it is, the first long weekend, and Roselette is the first to bloom again this year.
He is still a pink flower, but look very different than last year.  He is two years old now and has more than doubled in size.  This plant is close to the ground with many flower heads. Nine this year.  There is a shoot coming out of the ground ten inches away from the main plant. He is spreading already.

The flower heads start out a deep red, but by the time they open it is pink.  The season for peonies has begun. 
 This promises to be a very good year. I should have lots of different peonies to share with you. 
This peony came to me with the wrong label.  It was marked as Chocolate Soldier.  Thanks for the people that commented that it was the wrong cultivar.   It forced me to investigate further and confirm it was the wrong root sent.  I must  take this flower out of the red bed and move the flower in the fall.  Now I understand why it was such a surprise late year. I have talked with the grower and need help to identify this plant.  If anyone knows what it is please let me know.